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By Dan Beard

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Fig. 254.
A Beginner in a Chump's Raft.

Its construction is simple. Four boards, each about six feet long, are nailed together in the form of a square, with the ends of the boards protruding, like the figure drawn upon a school-boy's slate for the game of "Tit, tat, toe."

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Fig. 253
The Chump's Raft.

All nail-points must be knocked off and the heads hammered home, to prevent serious scratches and wounds on the bather's body when he clambers over the raft or slips off in an attempt to do so.

Beginners get in the middle hole, and there, with a support within reach all around them, they can venture with a comparative safety in deep water.

See Also:

Man-Friday Sailing Raft

Boat Making Plans

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